Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another pincushion...

I must be developing a fascination with pincushions. They come to mind when I start to think about making a gift lately. My  friend, Vicki, and I are heading out to a Gwen Marston retreat ( in Michigan next month and we talked about taking her some small gifts representing Oklahoma... here's the "Oklahoma" pincushion I made this week as part of our gift... I attached several pewter charms representing icons from our state: an Indian chief head, a buffalo, an armadillo (right side up), a cowboy hat and a sewing machine (for all those pioneer ladies who settled in Oklahoma back when it was Indian Territory). 
Hope you are enjoying these last few days to August as they roll into September and hopefully Fall. Pretty much all through July, we suffered through triple digit heat here in Oklahoma. That heat was unusual for us that early in the summer... heat like that is a given for August, not July. Guess it's what you call the "dog days" of summer, but honestly, it felt like a whole pack of dog days! Don't know about you, but the heat makes me lazy and not too creative.... lots of naps are a good thing then! Thankfully, we had some cooler weather and a bit of rain to revive the scorched grass. So I'm looking forward to wanting to be more creative, soon!